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Sata To Usb External Hard Drive Not Working


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#1 violentmitch

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:45 AM

everything seems to be installed correctly but the device is not listed anywhere on my pc. i had a friend remotely access my pc to see what was going on and not even he knows. computer says its functioning properly but its lying to me i cant access it at all. the driver disk that came with the external case was a mini disk and the computer wont read it. regardless its working correctly but not found
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:19 AM

There's many things that can cause this problem. But the most likely problem is that the hard drive is dead.

Other problems could be:
- the case is broken/defective
- the computer does not recognize the device
- the computer has assigned the wrong drive letter to the hard drive

Does the drive show in Disk Management? If not, then I'd highly suspect that the drive is dead. You'll have to reinstall the drive in a computer and then run a bootable diagnostic to test it.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:00 AM

the drive is not dead everything works fine now actually. I headed over to seagates website and downloaded a discwizard wich fixed it in less than two minutes and it is working just fine now. Thanks for replying

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:12 AM

It's good to hear that you were able to rescue the disk with the Disk Wizard from Seagate. Thanks for letting us know.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:40 AM

http://seagate.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/seagat...hp?p_faqid=3361

the case of the invisible drive
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